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I can’t believe it’s not milk: Vitasoy wins right to trade mark ‘Growing Milk’ slogan
Intellectual Property September 24, 2019 4:32 pm By Amelia Birnie

Dairy giant Fonterra has lost its bid to stop Vitasoy from registering its slogan ‘Growing Milk Since 1940’ as a trade mark, after unsuccessfully arguing […]

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High Court asked to take up personal leave case after shift workers’ victory
Employment September 16, 2019 9:40 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Federal Government wants the High Court to weigh in on a landmark ruling last month that found food manufacturing giant Mondelez was short-changing its […]

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Bellamy’s interests protected without class action cost-capping, Full Court says
Appeals August 28, 2019 8:27 pm By Christine Caulfield

Concerns about duplicative costs in multiple class actions are better addressed by case management decisions aimed at cutting excessive expense, not by limiting the amount […]

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Full Court tosses Bellamy’s class action cost-capping appeal
Appeals August 26, 2019 9:42 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Bellamy’s has lost its appeals court battle to limit the costs incurred by lawyers jointly running two shareholder class actions against the baby food maker. […]

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Aldi’s lack of booze rep dooms opposition to ‘Alby’ craft beer trade mark
Intellectual Property September 10, 2019 5:22 pm By Miklos Bolza

Aldi has failed in its attempt to block applications for three ‘Alby’ trade marks filed by a Western Australian craft brewery, thanks to the supermarket […]

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Chilled meals deal gets frosty reception from ACCC
Competition & Consumer Protection September 5, 2019 12:02 pm By Christine Caulfield

The competition regulator is opposing a deal to combine two of Australia’s largest manufacturers of chilled ready meals, and fired a warning shot to companies […]

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Workers win landmark personal leave challenge against Cadbury maker Mondelez
Employment August 21, 2019 10:14 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

In a majority ruling that will have significant ramifications for how companies calculate employees’ personal leave days, the Full Federal Court has found that the […]

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No whey: ACCC airs concerns about Saputo bid for Lion’s Tassie cheese business
Competition & Consumer Protection August 8, 2019 8:26 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has raised concerns about a proposed acquisition by Canadian dairy producer Saputo of competitor Lion Dairy’s cheese processing plants, […]

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Uber Eats makes restaurant contracts easier to swallow after ACCC scrutiny
Competition & Consumer Protection July 17, 2019 3:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

Uber Eats will overhaul its contracts with restaurants after an investigation by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission found the agreements unfairly favoured the food […]

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Drunks and prostitutes: Down N’ Out trade mark evokes Sin City, not In-N-Out, court told
Intellectual Property July 3, 2019 8:48 pm By Miklos Bolza

Sydney’s Down N’ Out Burgers has rejected claims that it appropriated the trade mark of US burger chain In-N-Out, telling a court at the close […]

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